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Firm Profile and Philosophy



The Design and Construction Process can be thought of much as a dialogue or conversation.   The best design and the most successful construction work is accomplished when, as a team of Owner, Architect and Contractor, we stay close to this concept and keep the conversation open and clear.  We take this dialogue seriously, for, as Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings;  thereafter they shape us.”   We also look beyond this observation to include the environment as ‘shaped’ by our work as well, and therefore sustainability is always a design factor of significance at least, if not a primary objective.   Our buildings should be representative of an effort to both raise humanity and enhance the environment.   Finally, our primary interest is to see the client’s goals and objectives realized, including time and budget constraints, not our own agenda superimposed.  We will listen, respond, design and build with that always in mind.

T. Jeffery Clarke, AIA, NCARB

T. Jeffery Clarke

Jeff Clarke was raised in the Virgina suburbs of Washington, D.C. and also in London, England.   He holds a bachelor of science in architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan.  Following graduate school and work for the University of Michigan Planner’s Office, he moved to Princeton where he has practiced for more than thirty-two years, previously as a principal of the firm of Holt-Morgan-Clarke-Russell and since 1993 as president of his own firms, T. Jeffery Clarke, Architect, PA and T. Jeffery Clarke Architect LLC.   He was one of the founding members of the Princeton Borough Historic Preservation Review Committee where he also served as vice chair, and was president of the Historical Society of Princeton from 1994-2000 where he continues to serve as a Trustee. His practice focuses on Residential, Institutional and Historic Preservation work.

Licensed Architect - New Jersey AI08220 (1982)     Licensed Architect - Pennsylvania RA402274 (2002)
Licensed Architect - New York  022590-1 (1990)     NCARB Certificate holder
LEED Green Associate

BS Architecture - University of Virginia (1977)
Master of Architecture - University of Michigan (1978)

Principal - T. Jeffery Clarke Architect LLC (2010 – present)
President - T. Jeffery Clarke Architect, PA (1993 – 2010)
Principal - Holt-MorganClarke-Russell Architects (1990 - 1993)
President - Historical Society of Princeton (1994 - 2000)
Trustee - Historical Society of Princeton (1992 – 2000, 2001-2009, 2010-present)

Vice Chair - Princeton Historic Preservation Review Committee (1990 - 1995)
Founding Member - Princeton Historic Preservation Review Committee (1985-1995)

Member - American Institute of Architects

Member - AIA New Jersey
Member - National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member - USGBC (US Green Building Council)
Member - Sons of the Revolution

Member - The Nassau Club 

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